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Dec
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Call for Artwork_Edwin T. Pratt Legacy Project
Dec 1 2018 @ 12:00 am – Jan 15 2019 @ 11:59 pm

CALL for ARTWORK

Living the Dream, Dreaming the Life: Edwin Pratt in the 21st Century

In partnership with the Black Heritage Society of Washington, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program seeks emerging and established artists in the region with an interest in responding to the legacy and ideas of Edwin Pratt (1930 – 1969), Seattle civil rights pioneer.

Two primary modes of submitting work:

  1. Submit existing work that reflects his legacy or related themes; or
  2. Submit new work that responds directly to the source material. *Artists can access select images from the BHS-Pratt Legacy Collection at the link provided below.

The exhibition will be installed in City Hall Shoreline and the opening will coincide with the 50th anniversary of Pratt’s death.

Deadline for consideration: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.  For more information, download the Full Call [PDF]

 

Jan
26
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Art Show Reception_Living the Dream, Dreaming the Life: Edwin Pratt in the 21st Century @ Shoreline City Hall Art Gallery
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Art Show  Opening and Reception

Living the Dream, Dreaming the Life:  Edwin Pratt in the 21st Century

Date & Time:  Saturday, January 26, 2019   6:30pm-8:30pm

Location:  Shoreline City Hall   17500 Midvale Ave N.  Shoreline, WA 98133

The exhibition commemorates the legacy of civil rights activist and Executive Director at the Urban League of  Metropolitan Seattle, Edwin T. Pratt, who was assassinated at his Shoreline home on January 26, 1969.  Artists present their interpretation to the exhibit theme and are inspired by select images from the recently donated Pratt Legacy Collection that was a gift to the Black Heritage Society of Washington State by Miriam Pratt with support from long time family friend, Jean Soliz.  The process to digitize the entire Collection is funded by King County 4Culture and photographed by Ken Winnick.

 

Feb
16
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CANCELLED – BHS Quarterly Meeting_Honoring Edwin T. Pratt @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CANCELLED – Stay Tuned to a new date in March.

Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.

Quarterly Members and Friends Meeting

Honoring Edwin T. Pratt   (1930-1969)

 

Date & Time:   Saturday, February 16, 2019  2:00pm-4:00pm    FREE PUBLIC EVENT

Location:  Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute – Grand Hall

Members and friends are welcome to attend the February Quarterly Meeting and Black History Month Program.   The event opens with an agenda of short business and Presidents Message before proceeding to a program that will pay tribute to civil rights activist, Edwin T. Pratt to commemorate his legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death. A presentation of selected items from the recently donated Pratt Family Legacy Collection will be highlighted. The Collection was a gift to BHS from Miriam Pratt with support from long time family friend, Jean Soliz.

Feb
18
Mon
BHS Collections Exhibit at Douglass-Truth Library @ Douglass Truth Branch Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Mar 30 @ 10:00 am

The Black Heritage Society  continues its tribute to Edwin T. Pratt at Douglass Truth Branch Library through the month of March, 2019 with the exhibition, Edwin T. Pratt – Determined Purpose.  In 1969, following the assassination of Mr. Pratt, members of the community made contributions to the African American Literature Collection that was established by the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.  The exhibition shares the original letters written to Mrs. Bettye Pratt from librarian, James A. Welsh that informs her of the purchases that were made in memory of her husband.

Mar
3
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Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle_Frances B. North Legacy Initiative @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

~Fashion Design Expo Fundraiser~

The Frances B. North Legacy Initiative honors Mrs. North’s unforgettable life, work service and sense of style.  She was an incredible African American woman who made a significant impact on civil rights, desegregation, education and fashion design in the city of Seattle.  The goal is to honor her with a public monument, a historical archive of her experiences, and an ongoing annual scholarship for a minority student pursuing fashion design and higher education.

Frances B. North Legacy Initiative is an official affiliate of  Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle.

Link to Brown Paper Tickets

Mar
8
Fri
Excluded, Inside the Lines @ Wing Luke Museum
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am

Excluded, Inside the Lines

Exhibition Opens Friday, March 8, 2019- February 23, 2020

Uncover the history of redlining and its impacts through individual stories. Beginning with the exclusion of Native people from Seattle, follow the ongoing confluence of interconnected financial, environmental, physical factors that have plagued people of color and the instrumental history of response through resistance, innovation, solidarity and creativity that has shaped Seattle.

BHS collections support the exhibition.

Mar
16
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BHS Members & Friends Meeting – Tribute to Edwin T. Pratt @ Northwest African American Museum
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.

Quarterly Members & Friends Meeting

~A Tribute to Edwin T. Pratt with Special Guest, Miriam Pratt~

Join BHS for a lively first quarter meeting with members and friends.  The Society is the recent recipient of the Pratt Legacy Collection that was gifted by Miriam Pratt with support from family friend, Jean Soliz.  Ms. Pratt and Ms. Soliz will be present as the Society pays tribute to Edwin T. Pratt with a selection of images from the digitized collection.

 

 

Mar
23
Sat
LIBERTY BANK BUILDING RIBBON CUTTING @ Liberty Bank Building
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Liberty Bank Building Ribbon Cutting

TOURS ~ FOOD ~ ENTERTAINMENT

PROGRAM BEGINS PROMPTLY at 11:30AM

The new Liberty Bank Building was built on the site of the first African American owned bank in the Pacific Northwest.  The building provides 115 affordable homes and affordable retail space for three local minority owned businesses.  Join the celebration, meet the team of community leaders that made this project a reality and the local artists who contributed to the creative aesthetic.

 

Apr
6
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP @ Northwest African American Museum
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

EVERY FIRST SATURDAY at NAAM

*NO MEETING IN JULY

Join in lively discussions and programs to learn and share genealogy with the experts. This is an open forum for people of all backgrounds and experience who have interest in genealogy.

Did you know that NAAM has 2 dedicated computers to support your genealogy research? Ask them! Members of the BGRG can help you by appointment.

Apr
15
Mon
WRITE ON! Author Series with Valerie Jarrett @ New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WRITE ON! Author Series with Valerie Jarrett

Finding My Voice –  A conversation and book signing event with Ms. Jarrett.

Jarrett served as the senior advisor to President of the United States Barack Obama and assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs from 2009 to 2017.

This is a FREE event.

Co-sponsored by the Northwest African American Museum with Elliott Bay Book Company and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church